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September 26, 1885

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1885;V(13):361-362. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391120025009

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Abstract

Resumption of Society Meetings—Proceedings of Society of Medical Jurisprudence and State Medicine —Commissioners of Charities, etc., etc.

The Medical Society season was opened on the 17th, when the Society of Medical Jurisprudence and State Medicine held its first meeting after the summer vacation. On this occasion Mr. Charles F. Wingate, one of the leading sanitary engineers of the city, read a paper on some of the sanitary problems of New York. There was room for reform, he said, in the mode of living among the well-to-do, as well as among the tenement-house population. One great trouble was that they are too economical of their space, for while many of the rich could easily afford room for a garden and some growing flowers, it was the almost invariable custom to take up nearly the entire lot with buildings, so that the houses were insufficiently lighted and ventilated. Again, the homes of

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